Nashville Predators are Blazing Hot: Four Unsung Heroes

As one of the NHL's hottest teams, the Preds have some unsung heroes to thank.

Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks
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To be among the best of the best in the NHL, you need a deep roster. You can't rely on a couple superstars up top to carry the entire load, and for the Nashville Predators, everyone is pulling in a positive direction right now.

After another impressive win on Thursday night, 5-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Predators have won nine of their last 11 games and getting contributions from everywhere. It's really hard to find a weak link, which is wild to think about considering how fresh this roster is.

So we know all about Filip Forsberg and his incredible season so far, among the top shot producers in the NHL and up to 14 goals. We know about Ryan O'Reilly's on-ice leadership and two-way game he brings to the table. And of course Roman Josi is showing no signs of fading, but what about the under the radar players?

Here are four unsung heroes that have been key to the Nashville Predators finding this recent hot streak dating back to November 18, a 4-2 win over Chicago to end a four-game losing streak.